We've all been woefully disappointed by Ricky Nolasco so far. We've all been pleasantly pleased by Phil Hughes so far. We've had the unfortunate pleasure of watching Mike Pelfrey. We've been satisfied with Kevin Correia after some initial hatred.
Bringing in four free agents to fill the rotation over two years is a departure from the norm for our Twins. Signing two of them to multi-year deals that were both worth more than the previous team-high free agent contract (Willingham, $21M)
Updated 07-08-2014 at 09:28 PM by jay
Another Tuesday signals another episode of Twins Hangouts.
Seth and I will be live tonight at 9pm. There's been a ton of things that have happened over these last seven days. We'll certainly talk about a number of them, such as the All-Star Game, the Futures Game, Ricky Nolasco and updates on all of the minor league affiliates.
Miss an episode? Well, they're all available on our webpage and iTunes. You can also view the event page.
The Twins pulled out a late night win against the Mariners. Phil Hughes pitched 7.1 shutout innings and Sam Fuld hit a go-ahead home run, his first as a Twin. Brian Dozier hit an RBI sac fly to increase the lead to 2-0 late in the game and the bullpen shut down the Mariners bats.
Ricky Nolasco was put on the 15-day Disabled List with a sore pitching elbow. The Twins have recalled Chris Herrmann to take his spot on the 25-man roster, giving Gardy a third catcher
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Mike Berardino, Pioneer Press—SEATTLE – Eighteen starts into his Twins career, veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco finally admitted he has been struggling with some level of soreness in his throwing elbow since spring training.
Nolasco, signed to a four-year, $49 million free-agent deal during the offseason, left the team on Monday and flew back to the Twin Cities. The Twins’ Opening Day starter was due to undergo a magnetic
The Twins started their final road-trip before the All-Star Game on Monday in Seattle. They'll make a stop in Colorado before heading home. As was announced Sunday night, the Twins will be represented by RP Glen Perkins and C Kurt Suzuki in next Tuesday's Mid-Summer Classic.
Ricky Nolasco is heading back to the Twin Cities to get his "bit of a sore right elbow" checked out.
Today's Twins All-Star-related news revolves around two of their top pitching prospects: P Alex
Updated 07-07-2014 at 09:56 PM by Jeremy Nygaard
1. Starting pitching MUCH better...(keep Correa)
Our starting pitching has been much better, we have an ace now..Gibson is pretty much online..but do expect more short outings..but also long outings..he is getting better...Twins will move Nolasco..to pen..drop Swarzak and bring up May. Pino will be decent for remainder of year, Our Starting rotation will be Ok the rest of the way.
2. Collabello - has matured from his exit, look for him to perform above average the
Beyond this season, the Minnesota Twins still owe Ricky Nolasco a total of $37 million over three years. That's something that needs to be kept in mind as we ponder what the best course of action is for the struggling starter.
Ron Gardenhire sounded like he was just about ready to be done with Nolasco during a cranky post-game interview on Sunday, and it's hard to blame him.
"It starts with him," Gardenhire said. "He's got to do a better job. Bottom line is he's got to
Put Nolasco in pen, long relief, let Swarzak go or whatever he can be dealt for..box of donuts etc...call May up...
I was at the Yankees-Twins games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. What I saw during those games showed me that the Twins and Yankees should be in serious talks about Josh Willingham.
One reason why I believe that the Yankees should get Willingham is because Alfonso Soriano was just Designated for Assignment. Willingham would be an upgrade from Soriano as a right-handed power bat in the outfield.
In addition, Carlos Beltran is hitting .193/.226/.341
Updated 07-06-2014 at 12:53 PM by jtkoupal
With his second straight sterling performance yesterday, Samuel, proved he is a valuable resource. Interestingly, Deduno before Slama....hmmm
With all the criticism of Deduno, do you really want him to fail?
I am delighted that Twins have found a way to use him and this might be his optimum role.
His stuff is just so good, remember this, when he is on, he can beat anybody,
We need a few more of those, do we not?
Even though it's summer, and I'm free from teaching for a few blissful weeks, I have to keep going...with that here's my Cliff Notes Guide to June, in case you're joining this Twins season already in progress.
Summary: Ch. 3 "June"Entering the month of June the Twins were still lurking on the fringes of what could be defined as a "dangerous" team. One that didn't know it wasn't good enough to be playing like it was. One that could rely on youthful exuberance,
On the special holiday episode of The No Juice Podcast, Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson bring in guest Aaron Gleeman to discuss how to make it in America as a blogger.
In addition to having Aaron Gleeman discuss his Linkedin profile, you will hear tips on why you should avoid Minneapolis strip clubs if you are a Kansas City Royals pitcher, which baseball analytics websites to use for your ball guy analysis, a comparison between Joe Mauer and
The Twins took an early lead against the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka but could not hold as the Yankees came storming back in the fifth inning with a couple of home runs against Phil Hughes. The Twins tried making a game of it, but the Yankees ran the score up to 7-4 and the Twins did not have enough firepower to hang in.
Lots of tight games down in the Minor League system, as every full season affiliate played a one- or two-run game. Let's get to it.
Updated 07-04-2014 at 06:58 AM by Eric R Pleiss
The Yankees have poured millions into international signings this summer. In doing so they will give up the right to sign players to more than $300,000 over the next two years and pay a large tax. Is it worth it? How easy is it to determine the best players to sign at age 16?
In order to help answer that question I went to look at the top signings of the 2007 and 2006 seasons. Players signed in those seasons have now had 7 or 8 years to develop. They needed to be put on 40 man rosters
Updated 07-05-2014 at 08:17 AM by jorgenswest